Dr Rory Monaghan

B.E., Ph.D., S.M.

 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Rory Monaghan is the Lecturer of Energy Engineering in the School of Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), a post he has held since 2012. He is the Lead Investigator in the Ryan Institute Energy Research Centre, a Funded Investigator in MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, and the Director of the NUI Galway Energy Engineering Programme. Rory has won €2.5 million of industrial, national and EU funding, and leads a team of 7 researchers who study hydrogen, power to gas, bioenergy, CCUS, combustion, pyrolysis and gasification of renewable fuels, supply chain optimisation and lifecycle assessment. He has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, 4 documents for SEAI, the EPA and the Northern Ireland Government, and is a past winner of the Tony Ryan Award for Research Innovation at NUI Galway. Rory is the Ireland National Team Lead in IEA Bioenergy Task 45 on Sustainability of Bioenergy within the Bioeconomy, in which he conducts supply chain sustainability studies for biohubs and renewable gaseous fuels and hydrogen. He obtained Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from NUI Galway in 2002, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2010, respectively. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Uncertainty Quantification of NOx and CO Emissions in a Swirl-Stabilized Burner'
Yousefian, S;Bourque, G;Monaghan, RFD (2019) 'Uncertainty Quantification of NOx and CO Emissions in a Swirl-Stabilized Burner'. Journal Of Engineering For Gas Turbines And Power-Transactions Of The Asme, 141 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Life cycle assessment-based multiobjective optimisation of synthetic natural gas supply chain: A case study for the Republic of Ireland'
Singlitico, A;Goggins, J;Monaghan, RFD (2020) 'Life cycle assessment-based multiobjective optimisation of synthetic natural gas supply chain: A case study for the Republic of Ireland'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 258 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Can thermal energy recovery from digestate make renewable gas from household waste more cost effective? A case study for the Republic of Ireland'
Singlitico, A;Dussan, K;O'Shea, R;Wall, D;Goggins, J;Murphy, JD;Monaghan, RFD (2020) 'Can thermal energy recovery from digestate make renewable gas from household waste more cost effective? A case study for the Republic of Ireland'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 261 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'The effect of particle size, temperature and residence time on the yields and reactivity of olive stones from torrefaction'
Trubetskaya, A;Grams, J;Leahy, JJ;Johnson, R;Gallagher, P;Monaghan, RFD;Kwapinska, M (2020) 'The effect of particle size, temperature and residence time on the yields and reactivity of olive stones from torrefaction'. Renewable Energy, 160 :998-1011 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'GIS-based techno-economic optimisation of a regional supply chain for large-scale deployment of bio-SNG in a natural gas network'
Singlitico, A,Kilgallon, I,Goggins, J,Monaghan, RFD (2019) 'GIS-based techno-economic optimisation of a regional supply chain for large-scale deployment of bio-SNG in a natural gas network'. Applied Energy, 250 :1036-1052 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'A computational toolchain for the automatic generation of multiple Reduced-Order Models from CFD simulations'
Marzullo, T,Keane, MM,Geron, M,Monaghan, RFD (2019) 'A computational toolchain for the automatic generation of multiple Reduced-Order Models from CFD simulations'. Energy, 180 :511-519 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Hybrid Stirling engine-adsorption chiller for truck auxiliary power unit applications'
Flannery, B,Finckh, O,Berresheim, H,Monaghan, RFD (2017) 'Hybrid Stirling engine-adsorption chiller for truck auxiliary power unit applications'. International Journal Of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid, 76 :356-366 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Evaluation of the potential and geospatial distribution of waste and residues for bio-SNG production: A case study for the Republic of Ireland'
Singlitico, A,Goggins, J,Monaghan, RFD (2018) 'Evaluation of the potential and geospatial distribution of waste and residues for bio-SNG production: A case study for the Republic of Ireland'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 98 :288-301 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Uncertainty Quantification of NOx Emission Due to Operating Conditions and Chemical Kinetic Parameters in a Premixed Burner'
Yousefian, S,Bourque, G,Monaghan, RFD (2018) 'Uncertainty Quantification of NOx Emission Due to Operating Conditions and Chemical Kinetic Parameters in a Premixed Burner'. Journal Of Engineering For Gas Turbines And Power-Transactions Of The Asme, 140 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Integrated Thermal Conversion and Anaerobic Digestion for Sludge Management in Wastewater Treatment Plants'
Dussan, K,Monaghan, RFD (2018) 'Integrated Thermal Conversion and Anaerobic Digestion for Sludge Management in Wastewater Treatment Plants'. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 9 :65-85 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Simulation of turbulent flow in a rapid compression machine: Large Eddy Simulation and computationally efficient alternatives for the design of ignition delay time experiments'
Yousefian, S,Quinlan, NJ,Monaghan, RFD (2018) 'Simulation of turbulent flow in a rapid compression machine: Large Eddy Simulation and computationally efficient alternatives for the design of ignition delay time experiments'. Fuel, 234 :30-47 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'The role of life cycle assessment in the sustainable transition to a decarbonised gas network through green gas production'
Singlitico, A,Goggins, J,Monaghan, RFD (2019) 'The role of life cycle assessment in the sustainable transition to a decarbonised gas network through green gas production'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 99 :16-28 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'A model of the chemical composition and pyrolysis kinetics of lignin'
Dussan, K,Dooley, S,Monaghan, RFD (2019) 'A model of the chemical composition and pyrolysis kinetics of lignin'. Proceedings Of The Combustion Institute, 37 :2697-2704 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Characterization of woodstove briquettes from torrefied biomass and coal'
Trubetskaya, A;Leahy, JJ;Yazhenskikh, E;Muller, M;Layden, P;Johnson, R;Stahl, K;Monaghan, RFD (2019) 'Characterization of woodstove briquettes from torrefied biomass and coal'. Energy, 171 :853-865 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Development and experimental testing of a hybrid Stirling engine-adsorption chiller auxiliary power unit for heavy trucks'
Flannery, B,Lattin, R,Finckh, O,Berresheim, H,Monaghan, RFD (2017) 'Development and experimental testing of a hybrid Stirling engine-adsorption chiller auxiliary power unit for heavy trucks'. Applied Thermal Engineering, 112 :464-471 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Effect of High-Temperature Corrosion on the Service Life of P91 Piping in Biomass Co-firing'
O'Hagan, C. P. and Barrett, R. A. and Leen, S. B. and Monaghan, R. F. D. (2016) 'Effect of High-Temperature Corrosion on the Service Life of P91 Piping in Biomass Co-firing'. JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSEL TECHNOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 138 (2) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Energy recovery from thermal treatment of dewatered sludge in wastewater treatment plants'
Yang, QF,Dussan, K,Monaghan, RFD,Zhan, XM (2016) 'Energy recovery from thermal treatment of dewatered sludge in wastewater treatment plants'. Water Science And Technology, 74 :672-680 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'A microstructural investigation into the accelerated corrosion of P91 steel during biomass co-firing'
O'Hagan, CP,O'Brien, BJ,Leen, SB,Monaghan, RFD (2016) 'A microstructural investigation into the accelerated corrosion of P91 steel during biomass co-firing'. Corrosion Science, 109 :101-114 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Simplified Approach to the Prediction and Analysis of Temperature Inhomogeneity in Rapid Compression Machines'
Yousefian, S,Gauthier, F,Moran-Guerrero, A,Richardson, RR,Curran, HJ,Quinlan, NJ,Monaghan, RFD (2015) 'Simplified Approach to the Prediction and Analysis of Temperature Inhomogeneity in Rapid Compression Machines'. Energy & Fuels, 29 :8216-8225 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Porosity-Based Corrosion Model for Alkali Halide Ash Deposits during Biomass Co-firing'
O'Hagan, CP,O'Brien, BJ,Griffin, F,Hooper, B,Leen, SB,Monaghan, RFD (2015) 'Porosity-Based Corrosion Model for Alkali Halide Ash Deposits during Biomass Co-firing'. Energy & Fuels, 29 :3082-3095 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Automatic extraction of reduced-order models from CFD simulations for building energy modelling'
Mullen, DT,Keane, MM,Geronc, M,Monaghan, RFD (2015) 'Automatic extraction of reduced-order models from CFD simulations for building energy modelling'. Energy And Buildings, 99 :313-326 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Detailed Emissions Prediction for a Turbulent Swirling Nonpremixed Flame'
Monaghan, RFD,Tahir, R,Bourque, G,Gordon, RL,Cuoci, A,Faravelli, T,Frassoldati, A,Curran, HJ (2014) 'Detailed Emissions Prediction for a Turbulent Swirling Nonpremixed Flame'. Energy & Fuels, 28 :1470-1488 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Detailed Multi-dimensional Study of Pollutant Formation in a Methane Diffusion Flame'
Monaghan, RFD,Tahir, R,Cuoci, A,Bourque, G,Furi, M,Gordon, RL,Faravelli, T,Frassoldati, A,Curran, HJ (2012) 'Detailed Multi-dimensional Study of Pollutant Formation in a Methane Diffusion Flame'. Energy & Fuels, 26 :1598-1611 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A dynamic reduced order model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers Part I: Model development and description'
Monaghan, RFD,Ghoniem, AF (2012) 'A dynamic reduced order model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers Part I: Model development and description'. Fuel, 91 :61-80 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A dynamic reduced order model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers. Part II: Model validation and sensitivity analysis'
Monaghan, RFD,Ghoniem, AF (2012) 'A dynamic reduced order model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers. Part II: Model validation and sensitivity analysis'. Fuel, 94 :280-297 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Simulation of a Commercial-Scale Entrained Flow Gasifier Using a Dynamic Reduced Order Model'
Monaghan, RFD,Ghoniem, AF (2012) 'Simulation of a Commercial-Scale Entrained Flow Gasifier Using a Dynamic Reduced Order Model'. Energy & Fuels, 26 :1089-1106 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) PAPERS OF THE 24TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE: SETTING THE COURSE FOR A BIOBASED ECONOMY
Dussan, K;Yang, Q;Zhan, X;Monaghan, RFD (2016) THERMODYNAMIC EVALUATION OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND INTEGRATED GASIFICATION FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY PRODUCTION WITHIN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS PAPERS OF THE 24TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE: SETTING THE COURSE FOR A BIOBASED ECONOMY , pp.847-857 [Details]
(2016) PAPERS OF THE 24TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE: SETTING THE COURSE FOR A BIOBASED ECONOMY
Singlitico, A;Goggins, J;Monaghan, RFD (2016) LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF BIOMETHANE PRODUCTION VIA A NATIONWIDE SYSTEMS OF GASIFICATION AND METHANATION FOR IRELAND PAPERS OF THE 24TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE: SETTING THE COURSE FOR A BIOBASED ECONOMY , pp.1502-1509 [Details]
(2016) PAPERS OF THE 24TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE: SETTING THE COURSE FOR A BIOBASED ECONOMY
Dussan, K;Dooley, S;Monaghan, RFD (2016) THE ROLE OF BIOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION IN PYROLYSIS REACTION KINETICS OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS: SURROGATE APPROACH PAPERS OF THE 24TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE: SETTING THE COURSE FOR A BIOBASED ECONOMY , pp.1280-1289 [Details]
(2014) PAPERS OF THE 22ND EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE: SETTING THE COURSE FOR A BIOBASED ECONOMY
O'Hagan, CP;O'Brien, BJ;Leen, SB;Monaghan, RFD (2014) EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERISATION OF MATERIALS FOR BIOMASS CO-FIRING PAPERS OF THE 22ND EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE: SETTING THE COURSE FOR A BIOBASED ECONOMY , pp.723-730 [Details]
(2017) PAPERS OF THE 25TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE
Singlitico, A;Dussan, K;O'Shea, R;Wall, D;Goggins, J;Murphy, J;Monaghan, RFD (2017) TECHNO-ECONOMIC OPTIMISATION OF COMBINED ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND GASIFICATION OF FOOD WASTE AS PART OF AN INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY SYSTEM PAPERS OF THE 25TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE , pp.96-105 [Details]
(2017) PAPERS OF THE 25TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE
Dussan, K;Dooley, S;Monaghan, RFD (2017) NEW PSEUDO-COMPONENTS OF HEMICELLULOSE AND LIGNIN PAPERS OF THE 25TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE , pp.971-979 [Details]
(2017) PAPERS OF THE 25TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE
Singlitico, A;Kilgallon, I;Goggins, J;Monaghan, RFD (2017) GIS-BASED OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR THE SMART DESIGN OF A NATIONWIDE BIO-SNG PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR IRELAND PAPERS OF THE 25TH EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE , pp.1852-1862 [Details]
(2017) 8th European Combustion Meeting
S Yousefian, T Marzullo, G Bourque, RFD Monaghan (2017) Study of systematic flow field discretization methods for hybrid CFD-CRN emissions modelling 8th European Combustion Meeting Dubrovnik, Croatia, [Details]
(2017) 8th European Combustion Meeting
K Dussán, S Dooley, RFD Monaghan (2017) Empiricism of the kinetics of biomass pyrolysis: Solid composition approximations 8th European Combustion Meeting Dubrovnik, Croatia, [Details]
(2017) World Sustainable Energy Days
A Singlitico, J Goggins, RFD Monaghan (2017) Technical potential of bio-SNG produced via a nationwide system of gasification and methanation World Sustainable Energy Days Wels, Austria, [Details]
(2017) 3rd Building Simulation Applications Conference
Marzullo T, Yousefian S, Keane MM, Monaghan RFD (2017) A Comparative Study of Computational Algorithms used in the Automatic Generation of Reduced-Order Models from CFD Simulations 3rd Building Simulation Applications Conference Bolzano, Italy, [Details]
(2016) 6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste
Singlitico A, Goggins J, Monaghan RFD (2016) Assessment of energy potential from biomass and waste for thermochemical biomethane in Ireland and the impact of uncertainty 6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste Venice, Italy, [Details]
(2016) 11th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements
Yousefian S, Quinlan NJ, Curran HJ, Monaghan RFD (2016) Numerical Characterisation of Flow Field in a Rapid Compression Machine Using a Hybrid URANS-LES Method 11th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements Palermo, Italy, [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation
Dussan K, Yang Q, Zhan X, Lane F, Monaghan RFD (2016) Technoeconomic analysis of integrated sludge anaerobic digestion and gasification at wastewater treatment plants International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation Albi, France, [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation
Dussan K, Dooley S, Monaghan RFD (2016) Effect of chemical composition on the pyrolysis kinetics of lignocellulosic biomass using surrogates: improving the state-of-the-art reaction kinetics models International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation Albi, France, [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Materials Design and Applications
O’Hagan CP, Leen SB, Monaghan RFD (2016) Comparison of the Corrosion of P91 and 347 Steel During Biomass Co-Firing International Conference on Materials Design and Applications Porto, Portugal, [Details]
(2015) 1st IWA Resource Recovery Conference
Yang Q, Dussan K, Monaghan RFD, Zhan X (2015) Energy recovery from thermal treatment of dewatered sludge in wastewater treatment plants 1st IWA Resource Recovery Conference [Details]
(2015) European Combustion Meeting
Burke EM, Singlitico A, Morones A, Petersen EL, Güthe F, Bunkute B, Speth RL, Monaghan RFD (2015) Progress Towards a Validated Cantera-based Turbulent Flame Speed Solver European Combustion Meeting [Details]
(2015) European Combustion Meeting
Yousefian S, Curran HJ, Banyon C, Gauthier F, Moran-Guerrero A, Richardson RR, Quinlan NJ, Monaghan RFD (2015) Numerical Characterization and Sensitivity Analysis of Post-Compression Temperature Non-Uniformity in a Twin-Piston Rapid Compression Machine European Combustion Meeting [Details]
(2014) SCANVAC International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms
Mullen D, Keane MM, Geron M, Monaghan RFD (2014) Automatic extraction of reduced-order models from CFD simulations for building energy modelling SCANVAC International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms [Details]
(2014) International Stirling Engine Conference
Flannery B, Lattin R, Berresheim H, Monaghan RFD (2014) Hybrid Stirling Engine‐Adsorption Chiller for Truck APU Applications International Stirling Engine Conference [Details]
(2013) EdTech 2013
Martin Howley, Daniel Coakley, Marcus Keane, Rory Monaghan (2013) Are you sitting comfortably? - A novel approach to teaching and assessing laboratory-based thermal comfort EdTech 2013 [Details]
(2013) CISBAT 2013
Geron, M., Monaghan, R. F. D., Keane, M. M. (2013) Reduced Order Modelling of the Thermal Behaviour of an Office Space CISBAT 2013 [Details]
(2010) 35th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems
Monaghan R F D, Ghoniem A F (2010) Dynamic Reduced Order Modeling of Entrained Flow Gasifiers. Part II: Steady-State Simulations and Sensitivity Analysis 35th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems [Details]
(2010) 35th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems
Monaghan R F D, Ghoniem A F (2010) Dynamic Reduced Order Modeling of Entrained Flow Gasifiers. Part I: Model Description and Validation 35th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) Thermodynamic modelling of energy recovery options from digestate at waste water treatment plants.
Dussan K, Monaghan R (2017) Thermodynamic modelling of energy recovery options from digestate at waste water treatment plants. EPA Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
(2006) Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Ireland.
Monaghan R, Bazilian M, Brennan G (2006) Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Ireland. Sustainable Energy Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
(2005) Emerging Energy Technologies in Ireland: A Focus on Carbon Capture and Hydrogen.
Monaghan R, Bazilian M, Brennan G (2005) Emerging Energy Technologies in Ireland: A Focus on Carbon Capture and Hydrogen. Sustainable Energy Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Workshop on Renewable Energy and Products from Biomass and Waste,
Dussán K, Yang Q, Zhan X, Lane F, Monaghan RFD (2016) Technoeconomic Analysis of Integrated Sludge Anaerobic Digestion and Gasification at Wastewater Treatment Plants. [Invited Oral Presentation], Workshop on Renewable Energy and Products from Biomass and Waste, Seville, Spain , 03-NOV-16 - 04-NOV-16. [Details]
(2017) European Biomass Conference and Exhibition,
S. Layden, P. Layden, R. Johnson, J. Goggins, C.P. O’Hagan, R.F.D. Monaghan (2017) THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF RAW AND TORREFIED BIOMASS. [Poster Presentation], European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden , 12-JUN-17 - 16-JUN-17. [Details]
(2012) International Rapid Compression Machine Workshop,
Curran H, Heufer A, Monaghan R, Richardson (2012) Modelling of roll-up vortex formation in twin-piston rapid compression machines. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], International Rapid Compression Machine Workshop, Argonne National Lab, Illinois, USA , 29-AUG-12 - 29-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012) 34th International Symposium on Combustion,
Goldsborough S, Richardson R, Monaghan RFD, Quinlan N, Mittal G, Curran HJ, Heufer KA, Conroy C (2012) Modelling of roll-up vortex formation in twin-piston rapid compression machines. [Poster Presentation], 34th International Symposium on Combustion, Warsaw, Poland , 29-JUL-12 - 03-AUG-12. [Details]
(2005) National Hydrogen Association Annual Conference,
Monaghan R, Cravalho E G (2005) Hydrogen energy storage for small power supply systems. [Poster Presentation], National Hydrogen Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA , 29-MAR-05 - 01-APR-05. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Best Paper Award at Building Simulation Applications conference, Bolzano, Italy Building Simulation Association
2016 Best Paper Award at International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, Albi, France International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation
2015 Tony Ryan Award for Innovation in Research NUI Galway
2009 IRC EPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Irish Research Council
2007 MIT-BP PhD Research Assistantship Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006 MIT Martin Family Society Fellowship for Sustainability Martin Family Society

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Engineers Ireland Member 01-JAN-02 / 31-DEC-19
Combustion Institute (Irish section) Executive Committee Member 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-19
Gas Innovation Group Member of committee responsible for recommending funding for RD&D projects related to natural gas use, infrastructure and alternatives. Budget of €7 million, members from Dept of Transport, Dept of Energy, CER, SEAI, Irish Universities, ESRI. 01-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-19

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 2 Combustion Science and Engineering ME4101/ME5171
Semester 2 Smart Grid CT474/CT549
Semester 1 Advanced Energy Systems Engineering EG400/EG5101
Semester 1 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics ME223